Research Fellow – Structural Biology

Monash University

Australia

September 25, 2022

Description

Research Fellow – Structural Biology

Job No.: 640446

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 3-year fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $104,185 - $123,720 pa Level B (plus 17% employer superannuation)

  • Be inspired, every day
  • Drive your own learning at one of the world's top 80 universities
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions
  • Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. At Monash, we give you the space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You'll have access to quality research, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as the grants you'll need to publish your work. We're a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what's expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers.

    The Opportunity

    This is an incredibly exciting opportunity for a highly inspired and talented post-doctoral researcher to join the Nucleic Acid Sensor Laboratory in the Biomedicine Discovery Institute at Monash University.

    We are looking for a Level B Research Fellow to join our team and be part of a cutting-edge Snow Medical-funded research program. As a Snow Medical-funded Research Fellow, the successful candidate will be driving exciting projects as part of an international team with access to state-of-the-art research facilities in a collaborative and stimulating intellectual environment at Monash University.

    Who we are: The Knott Lab is a young, energetic, and multidisciplinary research lab that discovers novel CRISPR systems and associated tools with the goal to transform RNA biomedicine and biotechnology. We believe that the revolutionary biotechnologies of the future are encoded within the genomes of the microbial world. By understanding how these nucleic acid sensors work at a molecular level, we are looking to harness them as programmable editing machinery for biotechnology. From discovery to application, our team combines metagenomics, bioinformatics, high-throughput screens, biochemistry, structural biology, and engineering to develop the next generation of CRISPR- based biotechnologies and beyond.

    What we offer: Our team is generously supported by the Snow Medical Foundation ($8M) to drive a program of research that is at the cutting-edge of the field. With this enabling support, successful applicants will have the job security to pursue exciting questions, the support to think big, the time to make transformative impacts, and dedicated professional development that ensures they are well positioned for the next stage of their career. We want to train the scientific leaders of tomorrow and are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive research environment.

    What we are looking for: We are looking for an enthusiastic, curious, and collaborative structural biologist who is passionate about science. The Research Fellow will have the opportunity to use their structural biology skillset to explore CRISPR systems, reveal the functionality of novel immune systems, and address fundamental questions around how nucleic acids are sensed by bacteria during infection. In this capacity, the Research Fellow will carry out independent and/or team research. The role has key responsibilities in preparing research publications, presenting research findings at conferences, and the everyday running of the laboratory. The Research Fellow will also contribute to the supervision of students and research support staff, administration, and general management of the laboratory – skills that will enable an effective transition to independence.

    We are excited to be building a collaborative team to push the frontiers of CRISPR biotechnology and RNA biomedicine.

    This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

    Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to “How to apply for Monash Jobs”.

    We encourage applications from First Nations people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disabilities, neurodiverse people, and people of all genders, sexualities and age groups.

    Join us in our commitment to ensuring a better future for ourselves and for the communities in which we study, work, live and engage – #ChangeIt with us.

    Enquiries

    Gavin Knott -Snow Medical Fellow , NHMRC Investigator, +61 3 9905 4399

    Position Description

    Research Fellow – Structural Biology

    Closing Date

    Sunday 25 September 2022, 11:55pm AEST

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    Monash University Monash University Is the largest university in Australia, ranked in the world's top 100 and a member of the prestigious Group of Eight.  We're named after Sir John Monash, and fuelled by his desire for our students to...